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igus® inc.

PO BOX 14349

East Providence

RI 02914

+1 800 521 2747
+1 401 438 7270

Plastic parts for the machine tools industry

Components in machine tools are exposed to rough operating conditions. Hot chips significantly compromise the service life of cables and cable carriers. Over time, this leads to machine failure and, as a result, expensive downtime. For every challenge in the machining industry, igus offers  lab-tested solutions that increase your machinery’s reliability and reduce maintenance frequency. These solutions include cable carriers and cables for use in CNC machining centers, milling machines or grinding machines, and maintenance-free and dry-running plastic bearings used in door-adjusting mechanisms in machine tools. Smart plastics from igus can also be used in machine tools to avoid unforeseen failures and plant shutdowns.  For more information, browse customer applications and our Engineer's Toolbox.

Machining centers

Machining center

Best cable protection with robust cable carriers and tubes on short travels.

Cutting machines

Cutting machine

e-chains, cables, and bearing products for laser, plasma, and water jet cutting machines.

Large machine tools

Large machine tools

Extremely high reliability with strong cable carrier systems for long travels.

igus® parts used in machine tool manufacturing


E4Q/R4Q cable carriers

  • Can be opened and closed without tools
  • Optional noise dampeners for quieter operation
  • Saving materials leads to lighter weight

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smart plastics

smart plastics

  • Preventive maintenance
  • Reduce maintenance time of the machine tool
  • Avoid unplanned downtimes

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Pre-assembled cable carriers

  • Ready-to-connect energy supply modules
  • Pre-assembled directly by the manufacturer
  • Optimize transport & assembly

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chainflex® cables

Module Connect- cable connector

  • Strain relief in the housing
  • Space-saving due to flat housing
  • Adapt connector to energy chain geometry

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E4.1L energy chain

  • Save 80% assembly time
  • Unique interior separation system
  • Long service life due to optimized design

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e-tube R2.1

e-tube R2.1

  • Cost-effective dirt and chip protection
  • Easy to fill
  • Low noise operation due to integrated brake

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Customer Applications

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Application Assistance

For further questions or product information, please contact:

Dan Thompson

Product Manager


Customer Service:

Monday to Friday from 8 am - 8 pm



The terms "igus", "Apiro", "chainflex", "CFRIP", "conprotect", "CTD", "drylin", "dry-tech", "dryspin", "easy chain", "e-chain", "e-chain systems", "e-ketten", "e-kettensysteme", "e-skin", "e-spool", "flizz", "ibow", "igear", "iglidur", "igubal", "kineKIT", "manus", "motion plastics", "pikchain", "plastics for longer life", "readychain", "readycable", "ReBeL", "speedigus", "triflex", "robolink", "xirodur", and "xiros" are legally protected trademarks of the igus® GmbH/ Cologne in the Federal Republic of Germany and where applicable in some foreign countries.

igus® GmbH points out that it does not sell any products of the companies Allen Bradley, B&R, Baumüller, Beckhoff, Lahr, Control Techniques, Danaher Motion, ELAU, FAGOR, FANUC, Festo, Heidenhain, Jetter, Lenze, LinMot, LTi DRiVES, Mitsibushi, NUM,Parker, Bosch Rexroth, SEW, Siemens, Stöber and all other drive manufacturers mention in this website. The products offered by igus® are those of igus® GmbH